Hilo Vacations

United States
As the largest city on the Big Island, Hilo is equally famous for its geo-active and richly colorful land as it is for its university, museums, and one of the most celebrated Polynesian dance festivals in the world, the Merrie Monarch Festival (held in April each year). Visit the only …

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Things to see and do in Hilo

Tom & Missy P | Trip by SkyscannerAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park
Carolina Girl sees the World | Trip by SkyscannerRainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Kat and Derry | Trip by SkyscannerHilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market
Darryl H | Trip by SkyscannerKapoho Tide Pools -- CLOSED
Kapoho Tide Pools -- CLOSED
Jamie | Trip by SkyscannerLiliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
Liz DiCicco | Trip by SkyscannerMauna Kea State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea State Recreation Area
Matthew Starrett-Bigg | Trip by SkyscannerMauna Kea Observatory
Mauna Kea Observatory
Yogic Traveler ❀ | Trip by SkyscannerPanaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
Bob Linsdell | FlickrMauna Kea Visitor Information Station
Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station
Richard S | Trip by SkyscannerLeleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Ocean Center
Leleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Ocean Center

Reviews of Hilo

Yogic Traveler ❀
Yogic Traveler ❀Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
06/11/2011

Hilo is small and quaint but manageable much better for living in than touring. I've spent much of the past year that I've been in Hawaii living in Hilo. I love the warm days sprinkled with intermittent rain to keep the temperatures from getting unbearably hot. For me the weather is perfect!

Fran V.
Fran V.South San Francisco, California, USA
15/12/2016

Took a quick stop at downtown Hilo to checkout the small shops and the water. The downtown area is pretty busy, especially around the farmer's market area.

Ryan @ OnyxHotels
Ryan @ OnyxHotelsAustin, Texas
09/08/2014

This is town on the green side of the island. The drive north to the Hamakua Coast is amazing, and you can also easily access the volcano from here via boat, plane, or helicopter.

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
17/03/2013

The downtown area is quaint and right out of the 60s / 70s. Home to a number of mom and pop businesses, including coffee shops and restaurants. Parking is easy and the area is easily navigated on foot.

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